We currently have two openings:

Project Assistant

Are you interested in international aid and development, and US political affairs too? Would you like to work on evidence-based advocacy? Publish What You Fund is recruiting a Project Assistant to support our work on aid transparency. Your main responsibility will be to assist us with an exciting new project assessing the potential impact of changes to US foreign assistance on developing countries. The findings will be used to ensure US policy makers have the fullest picture possible about the impact of spending cuts so they can make informed decisions. You can find more information about the project here. You will also get involved in other areas of the advocacy team’s work, as well as provide wider administrative support to the organisation.

This is a full-time position until December 2018 (£23-26,000 pa), based in London, and is open to candidates who have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, including citizens of the European Union. It would be an excellent opportunity for a graduate or post-graduate wishing to gain experience in the international development and / or transparency sectors.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 8 January 2018. We are planning to hold interviews the following week. Please send your CV and a covering letter (max. 2 pages) explaining why you want to work for Publish What You Fund and how your skills and experience suit the specified requirements and responsibilities contained in the job description attached to: We will only be able to respond to the successful candidates.

Research Consultant (Liberia, Senegal, Nicaragua and Cambodia or Nepal)

Publish What You Fund is recruiting four Research Consultants, each to cover one case study country (Liberia, Senegal, Nicaragua and Cambodia or Nepal) for roughly 15-days in late February and March 2018. The research will contribute to an exciting new project, which looks to assess the impact of cuts and changes to the US foreign assistance budget.

We are looking for country nationals or researchers living in each country with proven research experience in international development. The main responsibilities will be:

  • Working closely with the Research Coordinator to implement an agreed research methodology with the intention of assessing the impact of the proposed US budget cuts in their country.
  • Playing a leading role in identifying relevant individuals for key informant interviews (KIIs) and possibly focus group discussions (FGDs) as relevant, and arranging those interviews.
  • Conducting interviews, in and outside of the capital city, as well as other relevant research.
  • Writing up, and ideally translating into English (where relevant), KII and FGD notes according to guidelines provided by the Research Coordinator.
  • Working under the supervision of the Research Coordinator to ensure a smooth research process.
  • Analysing and writing up the results of the desk-based review and KIIs / possible FGDs for the production of a final draft report/s.
  • Conducting independent desk-based research.
  • Help arrange and attend research validation webinars.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Extensive research experience in international development.
  • Demonstrable experience of producing high-quality, well-written, analytical research to a tight deadline.
  • Track record and familiarity with conducting research interviews with a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Ability to identify trends and key messages.
  • A strong personal network within the development sector in one of the focus countries
  • Familiarity with aid donor landscape, particularly the US development approach
  • English skills essential. Preference will be given to candidates who can also speak relevant language for the case study country.
  • The successful candidate should be based in the country they are applying to work in.

To apply: Please download the Terms of Reference for the full role description. Submit a CV and cover letter (maximum one page) to, along with your day rate, by 19th January 2018.

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